Day 70-73: Lush Meadows and Their Blood-Sucking Friends


Day 70: Tuolumne Meadows (Mile 942.5)-Above Virginia Canyon (Mile 955.5); 13 miles

After stopping at the Tuolumne post office to pick up our new tent, socks, and trekking poles, we ate an extra large breakfast and continued walking north.

A few miles down the trail, we ran into our friends Mags and Stu. They have been traveling the world for the past six months and it was great fun to swap stories with them for a few hours. You can follow their adventures on their blog.


Yosemite National Park continued to impress us with its many stunning rock formations, meadows, and waterfalls.

Day 66-69: Picturing Yosemite and the Ansel Adams Wilderness

This post visually describes four days hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail through Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Feel free to ask questions or let us know which area or photo is your favorite. Enjoy!

Day 66: Silver Pass Creek (Mile 882.5)-South of Deer Creek (Mile 899.5); 17 miles


Day 61-65: Life in the Sierras


In this post we delve into the details of a single day, to give you a sense of what we experience crossing a pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Day 61: Palisade Creek (Mile 826.5)-Evolution Lake (Mile 844.5); 18 miles

6 AM The phone alarm buzzed. We hit snooze. Birds chirped their good mornings.

6:15 AM The alarm went off again and we woke to find ten lethargic mosquitos in our tent. (The tent zipper was still broken.) We packed our belongings: sleeping bags, pads, tent, food, etc.